Installation of the GotY version and the eight official add-ons work perfectly.
Gameplay, Sound and engine speed as under Windows (a trifle faster, maybe). Hardware acceleration (sound/gfx) is flawless, environmental audio is, too.
What does not
Inventory picture of the PC is flipped topside-down. The worn/carried inventory items, however, are "virtually" the right way up; to take off a shirt, click the pants, to take off shoes, click above the left ear (or use the inventory items directly).
minor clipping errors: doors flicker and partly or completely vanish for several frames, depending on your viewing direction and movement, clothing parts flicker.
Outside of GNOME or KDE, the Morrowind launcher shows an empty Plugin/File List and crashes silently.
What was not tested
There are only two "real" Elder Scrolls games. Arena and Morrowind. They are art, fantasy, and immersingly deep. I played them many times over, and it seems I will do that again and again, thanks to Wine.
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Show||Ubuntu 19.10 "Eoan" (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Oct 29 2019||4.18||Yes||Yes||No||Platinum||consolelogger|
|Show||Linux Mint 14 "Nadia"||Nov 22 2013||1.7.6||Yes||Yes||Platinum||Booman|
|Show||Ubuntu 12.04 "Precise" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Oct 19 2013||1.7.4||Yes||Yes||Bronze||mx2|
|Show||Arch Linux x86_64||Feb 03 2013||1.5.22||Yes||Yes||Gold||P. Neidhardt|
|Show||Ubuntu 13.04 "Raring" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Dec 24 2012||1.5.16||Yes||Yes||Platinum||Dale|
|Bug #||Description||Status||Resolution||Other apps affected|
|7045||Morrowind character shadows are rendered solid white||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|7201||Morrowind Pixel Shader water looks too "harsh" and generally wrong||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|7336||Morrowind fails to load title mp3 track||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|8144||Morrowind: Changing keyboard controls causes freeze||CLOSED||DUPLICATE||View|
|8854||Unable to get keyboard / mouse input in multiple games||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|9775||Syberia 2, Max Payne 1 & 2 - Screenshots and thumbnails broken||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|9892||Morrowind Inventory view displays white rectangle instead of character portrait||CLOSED||DUPLICATE||View|
|10120||Oblivion lines in water||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|10684||Some games fail to restore pre-launch gamma||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|10685||Morrowind hangs on region loads with pbuffers||CLOSED||DUPLICATE||View|
|12929||Games crash/wined3d doesn't work with ATI's fglrx driver||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|14186||Morrowind stucks for 3-5seconds during background music change (in combat)||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|14344||Morrowind crashes when loading a saved game if music is enabled.||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|14378||Issues with maps and character portrait in Morrowind||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|14633||Morrowind: z-buffer precision issues (even with small distances)||CLOSED||INVALID||View|
|14760||Morrowind does not run and crashes||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|20277||Elder Scrolls: Oblivion slowdown and loss of background music since introduction of mpg123||CLOSED||DUPLICATE||View|
|20838||Morrowind Graphics Extender's d3d8.dll replacement fails to load||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|21164||Morrowind: Crashes while trying to play music||CLOSED||INVALID||View|
|21932||Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind slowed down to < 1 fps||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|23258||Morrowind: water rendering issue||CLOSED||ABANDONED||View|
|23335||Tribunal and bloodmoon: autorun do nothing||CLOSED||ABANDONED||View|
|23338||Morrowind: Changing default controls lock up the game||CLOSED||DUPLICATE||View|
|24212||Morrowind Script Extender (MWSE) fails silently||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|24397||Interior Weather Sound Mod causes Crash on Start||CLOSED||ABANDONED||View|
|24933||Morrowind freezes on startup||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|25928||Morrowind GStreamer error on load||CLOSED||ABANDONED||View|
|26495||Some games crash with Gstreamer issues||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|27451||Morrowind: inventory windows self moving and shrinking||CLOSED||INVALID||View|
|30557||winegstreamer broken with >=glib-2.32.0||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|47939||Morrowind: Music Error: Can not play file. Data Files/Music/Special/morrowind title.mp3||CLOSED||INVALID||View|
|51964||Morrowind sometimes crashes on exit||UNCONFIRMED||View|
2014-11-14 Admin note: the following was extracted from a user comment made on November 9th 2013, and may not be relevant to current Wine.
About windows getting minimized, the workaround is pretty simple : the MenuStates of the .ini file is reset everytime you launch the game, which causes it to define minimized windows. What you need to do is chmod it to read-only (chmod 444 does the trick) after having changed the MenuStates parameters to suitable window sizes.
I got it to work with around 50 mods, the thing is the .ini file needs to update the modlist, so you first need to run Morrowind with a writable .ini file (chmod 644 works like a charm), then you can kill the process immediately afterwards (wineserver -k after Ctrl+Alt+F1 for instance), chmod the .ini to 444 after checking the MenuStates section is still well and about, and launch the game !